Call Routing (e.g., To Prevent Backhaul, Routing Efficiency, Least Cost, Or Alternate Routing) Patents (Class 455/445)
  • Patent number: 9325941
    Abstract: Conducting a real time application between a mobile device and a remote device. A first one or more messages may be transmitted to the remote device to establish a primary channel of communication for the real-time application. The primary channel may use a first radio access technology (RAT), such as WiFi or a cellular RAT. A second one or more messages may be transmitted to the remote device to establish a secondary channel of communication for the real-time application. The secondary channel may use a second RAT that is different from the first RAT. Data of the real-time application may be transmitted over both the primary channel and the secondary channel in a concurrent or redundant fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Yang, Hyeonkuk Jeong, Ming Jin, Joe S. Abuan
  • Patent number: 9319339
    Abstract: The communication system includes: first terminal devices connected to a transmission path and having terminal information; a second terminal device connected to the path and sending an information request requesting the information from the first terminal device; a first superimposing apparatus interposed between the first terminal device and the path; and a second superimposing apparatus interposed between the second terminal device and the path and receiving the request from the second terminal device. The first superimposing apparatus acquires the information from the connected first terminal device at predetermined timings and stores it. Upon receiving the request, the second superimposing apparatus sends the request to the first superimposing apparatus using a superimposed signal superimposed on a transmission signal transmitted via the path. Upon receiving the request, the first superimposing apparatus sends the information to the second superimposing apparatus using the superimposed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Sugiyama, Tadashi Matsumoto, Ken Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9313826
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless communication system capable of easily reconnecting a mobile information terminal and a base unit when a user returns home and letting the user know missed incoming call information or the like. To this end, when being unable to receive a signal from the base unit, the mobile information terminal enters into a sleep state, and when a predetermined operation is performed, the mobile information terminal searches for the base unit, and when reconnecting to the base unit, the terminal displays information on an item transmitted from the base unit on an operation display section. Thus, even when the user returns home but forgets switching an operation mode, the mobile information terminal searches for the base unit as soon as the predetermined operation is performed, and can obtain necessary information from the base unit at home by a simple operation when the user desires the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryutan Akizuki, Noboru Ilda, Yutaka Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9313675
    Abstract: A method is provided of configuring nodes of a telecommunications network, in which nodes react to changes in configuration of at least one of their respective neighbor nodes. The method includes the steps of: identifying a cluster of neighboring nodes, identifying which nodes in a cluster are in a frontier region adjacent another cluster, adapting the configuration of nodes in the frontier region in response to the configuration of other nodes in the frontier region, and adapting the configuration of nodes in the cluster in response to the adapted configuration of other nodes in the cluster while considering the configuration of the nodes in the frontier region as set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Davide Cherubini, Razavi Rouzbeh, Lester Tse Wee Ho, Michele Portolan
  • Patent number: 9312887
    Abstract: A method of producing a hardware abstraction layer (HAL) for software defined radio (SDR) platforms. A HAL software device in a processor of a given SDR platform operates to process data and exchange messages among a waveform software application and a waveform FPGA. A core module in the software device contains a set of software that is common to a number of different SDR platforms including the given platform, to enable the platforms to use HAL interfaces and services needed by the platforms. A custom module in the device contains software that is specific only to the FPGA of the given platform, while the core module provides the platform with the common software to enable the platform to use the HAL interfaces and services. By providing the separate custom and core modules, the overall cost of developing HALs for software radios having different hardware platforms is significantly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: George A. Cuiffo, Mark P. Fleureton
  • Patent number: 9307090
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques for providing a subscriber with converged voice services, in which calls to one of the subscriber's telephone numbers is routed to some or all of the subscriber's telephone numbers (e.g., sequentially or simultaneously, depending on system configuration and/or subscriber preference). Some implementations employ a VoIP switch to handle call distribution among the subscriber's various phone lines, even if some (or all) of the subscribers telephone lines are not VoIP lines. In such implementations, upon receiving an incoming call directed to one of the subscriber's lines, a service switching point will route the call to a VoIP switch. Instructed by an application server, the VoIP switch will set up call legs (e.g., via the PSTN) to one or more of the subscribers' telephone numbers. Optionally, when one of the call legs is answered, the application server will instruct the VoIP switch to disconnect the other call legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Qwest Communications International Inc.
    Inventors: John Verbil, Richard Cerami, Tammy S. Brown, Joel Frederick
  • Patent number: 9294981
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system and method for dynamically managing load on network devices in a distributed manner. As the proliferation of data rich content and increasingly more capable mobile devices has continued, the amount of data communicated over mobile operator's networks has exponentially increased. Upgrading the existing network to accommodate increased data traffic is neither desirable nor practical. One way to accommodate increased data traffic is by utilizing network resources more efficiently. This disclosure provides systems and methods for efficiently utilizing network resources by dynamically configuring the network in a distributed manner based on real-time load information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ramakumar Rajagopalan, Hassan Khani Sidhiq, Mohan Rangan, Aditya Prakash, Lakshman Kumar Narayanan, Sridhar Bhaskaran
  • Patent number: 9295104
    Abstract: A telecommunication system for transferring SMS messages between a first terminal and at least one second terminal or intelligent network service. The system comprises a mobile telecommunication system (5) and one or more mobile network switching nodes (2) acting as gateway between the mobile telecommunication system (5) and the remainder of the telecommunication system for sending and receiving SMS messages to and from mobile terminals (6a-6z), coupled to an Intelligent Network control node (1) and one or more message servers (3). The Intelligent Network control node (1), is coupled to the mobile network switching nodes (2) and the message servers (3) for providing Intelligent Network services in the telecommunication system. One or more message servers (3), routing messages in the telecommunication system are coupled to the Intelligent Network control node (1) and the mobile network switching nodes (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Rogier August Noldus
  • Patent number: 9294985
    Abstract: A vPBX server manages calls in a bridged line appearance (BLA) group. A BLA group can include extensions for location-aware mobile devices. The vPBX server contains location based forwarding rules that can be applied together with BLA redirection rules in managing incoming calls. A single extension can appear as a user interface element (e.g., an icon or button) on multiple mobile devices. Using the user interface element, a primary user can view a secondary user's status, including the secondary user's location information. The vPBX server allows the primary user to redirect the incoming calls to devices in accordance with the forwarding rules and the redirection rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: RingCentral, Inc.
    Inventors: Vlad Vendrow, Bruce Young, Praful Shah, Boris Elpiner, Vladimir Shmunis
  • Patent number: 9294910
    Abstract: A UE indicates its radio access capabilities to the base station. An element is added to the radio access capabilities reported by the UE, to indicate in a release-independent manner if a certain network signaling parameter (e.g., NS-value) has been modified or if a new parameter has been introduced for an operating band. In this manner, the base station can distinguish UE with a modified NS-value behavior from legacy UE for the purpose of admission control, imposing scheduling or handover restrictions, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Christian Bergljung, Håkan Palm, Erika Tejedor, Anders Wallén
  • Patent number: 9294983
    Abstract: Embodiments may comprise logic such as hardware and/or code to assign or offload Bluetooth applications from the main processor while maintaining the legacy interface to the OS protocol stack and compatibility to legacy Bluetooth applications. Embodiments may comprise selection logic such as a multiplexer in the Bluetooth radio controller to allow it to support multiple Bluetooth core stacks. The selection logic may enable offloading specific applications to an additional stack, such as an embedded stack while supporting the operating system (OS) stack in parallel. Embodiments may also comprise a Bluetooth radio controller with one or more additional host interface drivers to support multiple Bluetooth core stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Amihai Kidron, Albert O. Ho
  • Patent number: 9288700
    Abstract: A method is performed in a network node of a mobile communication network, for determining a dropped connection to a mobile terminal. The method comprises: detecting a release of a radio bearer associated with the mobile terminal; determining whether the radio bearer is a real-time type radio bearer; when the radio bearer is a real-time type radio bearer, determining the released radio bearer to be a dropped connection when the release is classified as an involuntary release; and when the radio bearer differs from a real-time type radio bearer, determining the released radio bearer to be a dropped connection when there is remaining user data in a buffer for transfer in either direction over the released radio bearer. A corresponding network node, computer program and computer program product are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Christer Gustafsson, Ulf Hubinette, Andreas Olsson
  • Patent number: 9288651
    Abstract: A system for dynamically coupling a special number call from a calling unit with at least one function-focused answerer includes: (a) at least one of an unlicensed mobile access network, a radio access network, and a public switched telephone network configured and situated for communicative coupling with the calling unit; (b) at least one network switch coupled with at least one of the networks; and (c) a special number call receiver coupled with the network switch. At least one of the special number call receiver and the network switch is configured for communicative coupling of the special number call with the at least one function-focused answerer unit. After receiving the special number call, the special number call receiver dynamically couples the special number call to an included function-focused answerer. Determining which function-focused answerer is an included function-focused answerer is made at the special number call receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: John Lawrence Snapp, George Heinrichs, Daniel Zacek, Donald D. Mondul, Stephen Marc Meer
  • Patent number: 9282470
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of detecting a radio link failure in a wireless communication system is provided. A mobile station initializes a radio link failure (RLF) counter for detecting the radio link failure and determines whether decoding of a message on a downlink channel is successful. The mobile station decrements a value of the RLF counter if the decoding fails, and increments the value of the RLF counter if the decoding is successful, and declaring the radio link failure if the value of the RLF counter is less than or equal to a specific value. A decrement size of the value of the RLF counter varies according to a received signal strength of the downlink channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Cheol Gwak, Jin Sook Ryu
  • Patent number: 9277449
    Abstract: A method of load balancing for a first network in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a radio resource control (RRC) connection request message from a mobile device, wherein the RRC message includes a specific cause; and not redirecting the mobile device to a second network according to the CS establishment cause.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 9277389
    Abstract: A personal security system takes advantage of location determination capabilities of a mobile communication services to provide personal security features to one or more communities of users. One method includes a user initiating a security period from a mobile device and specifying an end condition for that security period. If the user does not terminate the security period, at the end of the security period a notification is sent with information characterizing the user and a location associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Rave Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghen Saito, Rodger Desai, Raju Rishi
  • Patent number: 9276707
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data from a wireless network node over a MIMO channel to a wireless terminal may include transmitting first and second transport data blocks to the wireless terminal over the MIMO channel. Responsive to receiving a NACK message from the wireless terminal corresponding to the first and second transport data blocks, the first and second transport data blocks may be retransmitted to the wireless terminal over the MIMO channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Sairamesh Nammi, Anders Jonsson, Fredrik Ovesjö, Namir Lidian
  • Patent number: 9271309
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of requesting a channel access in a wireless local area network is provided. A transmitter transmits a plurality of Request To Send (RTS) frames over a plurality of requesting channels and receives at least one Clear To Send (CTS) frame over at least one responding channel as a response for the plurality of RTS frames. Each of the plurality of RTS frames indicates a bandwidth for the plurality of requesting channels, and the at least one CTS frame indicates a bandwidth for the at least one responding channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Eun Sun Kim, Yong Ho Seok, Dae Won Lee
  • Patent number: 9270709
    Abstract: A method is provided in one example and includes receiving a request from a first network element associated with a first network for establishing a first communication session between the first network element to a first user device associated with a second network. The request includes a first user identifier used to identify a first user associated with the first user device within the first network. The method further includes translating the first user identifier to a second user identifier in which the second user identifier is used to identify the first user within the second network. The method still further includes sending a first query including the second user identifier to a second network element, and receiving a first response message including quality of service information indicated by a policy associated with the second user identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin D. Shatzkamer, Gibson Soon Teck Ang, Arun C. Alex, Craig Robert Sanderson, David T. Clough
  • Patent number: 9264427
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and system of transferring any telephone call designated to a first user to the cellular telephone of a second user. The system authenticates an end user's biometric information and then allows the end user to answer an incoming landline telephone call from any location using a cellular phone. Additionally, the reverse situation is true. An authenticated end user can answer an incoming cellular telephone call from any location using an available landline telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Erick Simon Amador, Gregory Jensen Boss, Rick Allen Hamilton, Timothy Moffett Waters
  • Patent number: 9253328
    Abstract: Call processing can include receiving a call directed to a first destination device associated with a called party, determining, using a processor, an attribute of the call, and determining a location of the called party. A call processing rule can be selected that matches the attribute of the call and the location of the called party. The call can be redirected to a second and different destination device according to the matched call processing rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin J. C. Presler-Marshall, Hunter K. Presnall
  • Patent number: 9253622
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a call routing request at a first distributed mobile architecture (DMA) node from a mobile switching center (MSC). The method includes identifying, at the first DMA node, a DMA node associated with a mobile subscriber device based on information included in a visitor location register (VLR) gateway accessible to the first DMA node. The VLR gateway identifies a set of visiting mobile subscriber devices. The method includes sending a call routing message from the first DMA node to the identified DMA node associated with the mobile subscriber device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Lemko Corporation
    Inventor: Shaowei Pan
  • Patent number: 9246739
    Abstract: A telecommunication system for bidirectional data transmission of a data set between a data transmission device and a data reception device via at least one packet-oriented network device, which includes encapsulation of the data set to enable a connection-oriented data transmission of the data set; connection-oriented transmission of the encapsulated data set by means of at least one mobile telephone from the data transmission device to a base station of a mobile telephone network; evaluation of the data encapsulation protocol in the base station for an unpacking of the data set to enable a packet-oriented data transmission of the data set; and packet-oriented transmission of the data set from the base station to the data reception device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: IPCOM GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Martin Hans, Frank Kowalewski, Josef Laumen, Gunnar Schmidt, Siegfried Baer, Mark Beckmann
  • Patent number: 9241040
    Abstract: A technique and apparatus to provide status tracking of presence and/or location of a mobile, wireless device to a requesting entity even outside of a particular wireless system. This allows wireless service providers the ability to monitor and log changes in the status of mobile stations within and/or outside their networks. Embodiments are disclosed wherein presence and/or location information is provided to entities outside of a particular servicing wireless network using the mechanisms of call processing components of a mobile network (e.g., call setup procedures), and using standard mechanisms currently available to any appropriately conforming Mobile Switching Center (MSC) element. A mobile activity status tracker (MAST) is disclosed which contains a database of information similar to the information contained in the Home Location Register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik L. Wallace, Walter Weichselbaumer, Daniel J. Hronek, Mark Titus, Dara Ung
  • Patent number: 9241258
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, receiving a request for a voice call at a mobile switching center server, transmitting a mapping query from the mobile switching center server to a database in response to the request for the voice call, route the request from the mobile switching center server to an internet protocol multimedia subsystem for facilitating establishing the voice call when the mapping query is successful in obtaining an internet protocol address for establishing the voice call with a recipient communication device, and routing the request from the mobile switching center server to a second server for facilitating establishing the voice call without routing the request to the internet protocol multimedia subsystem when the mapping query is not successful in obtaining the internet protocol address. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, LP
    Inventors: Bernard Ku, Lakshminarashimhan Naidu, Mehrad Yasrebi
  • Patent number: 9226132
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for optimizing routing to a first user equipment (T1, T2) roaming in a visited network (OP B, OP C) in a communications system comprising at least a home network (OP A), a visited network (OP B, OP C) and a relaying network (IPX, IPX1, IPX2, IPX3, IPX4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: TeliaSonera AB
    Inventors: Jouni Korhonen, Tero Jalkanen
  • Patent number: 9226114
    Abstract: Systems and methods establish passive-based proximity regions to determine position of a device and an area. Example embodiments may be utilized in a wireless network where passive-based proximity regions are established for one or more access points in a wireless network. When a wireless device enters or moves through such a passive-based proximity region, one or more resources associated with the wireless network or wireless device may recognize the presence of the passive-based region and utilize this information to determine positioning data for the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Lun Mak, Manming Andrew Hon, Vincent Wan-Ming Lau
  • Patent number: 9226252
    Abstract: The recursive time synchronization protocol method for wireless sensor networks provides a modified and extended RTSP method to make it work with clustered networks. In case of non-clustered or flat network, each node is assumed to be a clusterhead in order to run the RTSP method correctly. The RTSP method involves the election of a reference node, and compensation for offset and drift. Simulation results show that the extended RTSP method further improves the accuracy and energy consumption, i.e., it can provide an average accuracy of 0.23 ?s in a large multi-hop clustered network while using only 1/7th of the energy consumed by FTSP in the long run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignees: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS, KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Muhammad Akhlaq, Tarek R. Sheltami
  • Patent number: 9219741
    Abstract: Time-based configuration profile toggling may be provided. Configuration profiles associated with user devices may be identified, determinations of whether the user devices are authorized to enable the configuration profiles on the user devices may be made based at least in part on time constraints, and the configuration profiles may be enabled on the user devices if the time constraints are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: AirWatch, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Dabbiere, John Marshall, Erich Stuntebeck
  • Patent number: 9215055
    Abstract: Respective sub-channels of an OFDM channel are allocated by a first device to second devices. A first control frame, transmitted from the first device to the second devices, indicates that the second devices are requested to transmit a second control frame to the first device. Respective second control frames are received from at the first device from least some of the second devices. A second control frame received from a particular second device indicates that at least a portion of the sub-channel allocated to the second device is available. An OFDMA data unit is transmitted by the first device. The OFDMA data unit includes respective OFDM data units transmitted to the at least some of the second devices. Each OFDM data unit is transmitted to a particular second device in the portion of the sub-channel indicated to be available by the second control frame received from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Hui-Ling Lou, Hongyuan Zhang, Yakun Sun, Xiayu Zheng, Rui Cao
  • Patent number: 9215644
    Abstract: A Next Generation Data Network is described. It leverages the “cloud” for data management, low frequency data computation and analytics. The wireless network is a single frequency network that permits limited non-line of sight operation. The wireless network using packet switched beams, the beams are formed and switched electronically. It utilizes advanced signal processing to compensate for low transmit signal power and multipath reflections that can be frequency or flat fades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventor: Sanjai Kohli
  • Patent number: 9210546
    Abstract: Providing location information on a mobile device includes receiving signals from external devices. Each signal includes information that specifies a geographic location for the external device that has provided the signal. A geographic location for the mobile device is calculated by using the information contained in each of the received signals. A representation of the geographic location of the mobile device is generated. The representation of the geographic location is included within an electronic message that provides information describing a user of the mobile device to other users of an electronic communications system. The electronic message is transmitted to another device to provide an indication of the geographic location for the user to one of the other users of the electronic communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer Granito, Alexander Franco
  • Patent number: 9204359
    Abstract: In one embodiment a mobile client includes a first voice interface configured to communicate voice media via a first radio technology. A second voice interface is configured to communicate voice media via a second radio technology, which is different from the first radio technology. A data interface can communicate data via at least one of the first radio technology and the second radio technology. Call control is programmed to control the data interface to perform signaling from the mobile client for establishing parameters for a voice media session between the mobile client and a third party via a selected one of the first voice interface and the second voice interface The call control controls the signaling from the mobile client depending on which of the first voice interface and the second voice interface the call control determines to utilize for the voice media session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: ShoreTel, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhawani Sapkota, Timothy S. Olson
  • Patent number: 9204475
    Abstract: The present invention puts forward a method, a system and an apparatus for selecting a data plane tunnel according to the status of User Equipment (UE). The system comprises a Serving Gateway (SGW) and a Local Gateway (LGW), wherein, the SGW is used for determining the status of the UE and whether a connection is used for Local IP Access (LIPA)/Selected IP Traffic Offload (SIPTO), and instructs the LGW; the LGW is used for setting a tunnel identifier status of the LGW according to the instruction of the SGW, and selecting the data plane tunnel according to the tunnel identifier status. The present invention selects an appropriate data plane tunnel by setting a tunnel identifier in an LGW, and proposes a method for controlling the to setting/clearing of the tunnel identifier, therefore the present invention enjoys comprehensive functions and may make up the deficiency of LIPA/SIPTO architecture in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: China Academy of Telecommunications Technology
    Inventors: Hucheng Wang, Ming Ai, Yanfei Zhou
  • Patent number: 9204255
    Abstract: Providing location information on a mobile device includes receiving signals from external devices. Each signal includes information that specifies a geographic location for the external device that has provided the signal. A geographic location for the mobile device is calculated by using the information contained in each of the received signals. A representation of the geographic location of the mobile device is generated. The representation of the geographic location is included within an electronic message that provides information describing a user of the mobile device to other users of an electronic communications system. The electronic message is transmitted to another device to provide an indication of the geographic location for the user to one of the other users of the electronic communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer Granito, Alexander Franco
  • Patent number: 9197719
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for communicating data between a communication system and a mobile radio-communication network through an Internet Protocol data communication channel. The communication system comprises a host device and a portable object cooperating with the host device. According to the invention, the portable object determines in which geographical place the communication system is located. The portable object determines whether at least one subscription before a mobile radio-communication network operator over a data communication channel using the IP within the geographical place exists or not. And, if at least one subscription before a mobile radio network operator exists, then the portable object sends to the host device a request for reading configuration data relating to an access to the data communication channel using the IP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: GEMALTO SA
    Inventor: Paul Bradley
  • Patent number: 9198128
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for discontinuously transmitting/receiving packets for low-power consumption of a terminal in a cellular system for packet transmission. The present research provides a method and apparatus that can perform a low-power consuming operation when a terminal is in active state in a cellular system. The method for discontinuously transmitting/receiving packet data to reduce power consumption of a terminal in a cellular system, including the steps of: a) establishing discontinuous reception/transmission (DRX/DTX) parameters including discontinuous DRX/DTX cycle information for terminals operating in a transmission suspension mode, which is a sub-state of an active state; and b) performing DRX/DTX based on the DRX/DTX parameters in the terminals operating in the transmission suspension mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignees: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SK TELECOM CO., LTD., KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jae-Heung Kim, Byung-Han Ryu, Seung-Chan Bang
  • Patent number: 9198183
    Abstract: In overview, the various embodiments describe methods for configuring a nodeB to recognize tuneaway events and to operate in a manner that mitigates the adverse effects of user equipment (UE) tuneaways on network capacity. In the various embodiments, the nodeB may detect that a UE is periodically tuning away based on the periodic, characteristic nature of the drops in the UE's signal strength. When the nodeB recognizes that a UE is performing periodic tuneaways, the nodeB may implement various resource management strategies while the UE is in a tuneaway gap to minimize the impact of the UE's tuneaway gaps and may resume normal resource management operations when the UE is not in a tuneaway gap. Thus, the various embodiments enable the nodeB to determine and manage the effects of a UE's tuneaway gaps, thereby increasing network capacity, optimizing power management, and enhancing the overall user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Raghavendra Shyam Anand, Shailendra Singh Verma
  • Patent number: 9197999
    Abstract: Providing location information on a mobile device includes receiving signals from external devices. Each signal includes information that specifies a geographic location for the external device that has provided the signal. A geographic location for the mobile device is calculated by using the information contained in each of the received signals. A representation of the geographic location of the mobile device is generated. The representation of the geographic location is included within an electronic message that provides information describing a user of the mobile device to other users of an electronic communications system. The electronic message is transmitted to another device to provide an indication of the geographic location for the user to one of the other users of the electronic communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer Granito, Alexander Franco
  • Patent number: 9198028
    Abstract: A communication system, a mobile communication apparatus and a switching method of subscriber identification information are disclosed. The switching method includes following steps. First subscriber identification information of a first subscriber identification card is stored into a home location register (HLR) of a mobile telecom network by a first mobile communication device. A request instruction is sent by a second mobile communication device. The request instruction is verified by the mobile telecom network. If the request instruction passes the verification, the first subscriber identification information is duplicated and transmitted to the second mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventor: Kuo-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 9191890
    Abstract: IEEE 802.11 power saving mode (PSM) defines two different power modes under which stations operate: active mode and power save (PS) mode. This disclosure introduces devices, methods, and systems to implement an additional power save with ultra low power (PS-ULP) mode that further reduces power consumption. In one aspect, a method of communicating a power management mode of a station on a wireless network is disclosed. The method includes transmitting by a station a first message on the wireless network, the first message indicating one of at least three power management modes, wherein the indication is communicated in a power management portion of a frame control field of a media access control header. The power management portion comprises more than one bit; and operating the station in a power management state in accordance with the indicated power management mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amin Jafarian, Simone Merlin
  • Patent number: 9185599
    Abstract: Disclosed is method for controlling interference in a wireless system having multiple sending and receiving nodes. In the method for controlling interference in a wireless system having multiple sending and receiving nodes, a plurality of receiving nodes share each other's channel information, each of the receiving nodes uses the shared channel information to calculate a precoding matrix which is fed back to the sending nodes, and each of the sending nodes uses each of the precoding matrices received as feedback to transmit a send signal to the receiving nodes, thereby controlling interference. Complete interference alignment can be achieved even by just sharing channel information between receiving nodes, and the invention can be employed not only for inter-cell interference but also for intra-cell interference environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventor: Junyoung Nam
  • Patent number: 9185690
    Abstract: An evolved Node B (eNB) for allocating resources for a device-to-device (D2D) link between User Equipments (UEs) is described. The eNB includes a processor and instructions stored in memory that is in electronic communication with the processor. The eNB allocates resources for a D2D signal. The D2D signal is transmitted or received by the UE in uplink spectrum in a case of Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) or in uplink subframes in a case of Time Division Duplexing (TDD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ahmad Khoshnevis, Shohei Yamada, Zhanping Yin, John M. Kowalski
  • Patent number: 9185626
    Abstract: A method of extending a peer-to-peer platform to a mobile communication device comprises assigning an identifier to a Voice over Internet Protocol identity and sending a license key to a trusted register in the mobile communication device. The method further comprises cross listing the identifier with the Voice over Internet Protocol identity, wherein a call placed to the Voice over Internet Protocol identity is routed to both an electronic device and the mobile communication device and routing a Voice Over Internet Protocol call addressed to the Voice over Internet Protocol identity to both the electronic device and the mobile communication device, wherein the call routing to the mobile communication device is based on the identifier and the cross listing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Philip M. Kunkel, Lyle W. Paczkowski
  • Patent number: 9179291
    Abstract: A set of services is from a multimedia network to a multi-mode mobile station that is able to operate over a packet-switched access network and a circuit-switched access network. Packet-switched call control messages are communicated between a node in the multimedia network and the multi-mode mobile station through the packet-switched access network when the multi-mode mobile station is attached to the packet-switched access network, where the packet-switched call control messages communicated through the packet-switched access network are used to provide the set of services. Packet-switched call control messages are communicated between the node in the multimedia network and the multi-mode mobile station through the circuit-switched access network when the multi-mode mobile station is attached to the circuit-switched access network, where the packet-switched call control messages communicated through the circuit-switched access network are used to provide the set of services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Stegall
  • Patent number: 9179282
    Abstract: A method and system to receive the secondary notification messages when an ETWS primary notification message is received in connected mode of UE are provided. The method includes the way to receive the secondary notification information in UE. The secondary notification information comprises necessary associated information of the ETWS like government aid, help centers, health centers, and refugee camps and so on to help the user in many ways to combat the situation. The method discloses different ways of transition to idle mode to receive the secondary notification message according to configuration defined by the user within the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shivaprasad Masanapura Nanjaiah
  • Patent number: 9177056
    Abstract: A trusted localized peer-to-peer services marketplace including an available search module to search an available services database for available services responsive to receiving a search query from a potential service buyer, a wanted services search module to search a wanted services database for wanted services responsive to a receiving a search query from a service seller, and a display module coupled with the available services search module and the wanted services search module, the display module to display the results of the search queries, the display module further to display an option for the potential service buyer to automatically populate the wanted services database based on the received available services search query, and to display an option for the service seller to automatically populate the available services database based on the received wanted services search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: THUMBTACK, INC.
    Inventors: Marco Zappacosta, Jeremy Tunnell, Alexander Daniels, Jonathan Swanson
  • Patent number: 9173155
    Abstract: A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes communicating a plurality of queries associated with common tracking areas in a wireless network; identifying a set of serving gateways that serve the common tracking areas; generating a tracking area identity (TAI) list to be used in provisioning network resources for user equipment; and selecting a first serving gateway from the set of serving gateways for the user equipment, wherein the first serving gateway is selected based on the common tracking areas served by the set of serving gateways. In more specific embodiments, the queries are domain name system (DNS) queries that are supported by a network element and that have no cached DNS response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Vinod K. Kamalaraj, Jacob Eipe, Pradeep K. Dakshayani Raghavan
  • Patent number: 9170988
    Abstract: A simple and easy-to-use method is provided for dividing an html page at positions intended by the designer in accordance with the type of display device on which the page is to be displayed. A controller searches an html page for comment statements that have been formed according to predetermined grammatical rules and inserted in advance into the html page coding, divides the html page at positions at which the comment statements are found to have been inserted, restores to each divided html page the attribute data lost due to the division process, and generates the new html pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Shigenaka Kanemitsu
  • Patent number: RE45806
    Abstract: A database network router (DNR) in a database network includes a client access module and a database resource manager that communicate with each other using a common software interface. The client access module communicates with clients including application servers and external database servers; and the database resource manager communicates with the database servers. The DNR also includes a protocol manager for handling multiple database protocols. The database network router also includes local data cache storage to store commonly used data objects, results of parsed query statement, non-optimized query statements, and optimized alternatives and assigns a priority to each client on log-in. The DNR provides a method for connections pooling, a method for balancing the load in a database networks and a method for synchronizing the data stored in cache memory with the database network and method for synchronizing the data stored in cache memory with the database to insure data reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Active-Base Ltd.
    Inventor: Eric Boukobza